Woman in White

Madrazo posed this young woman, in a diaphanous white costume and elaborate hat, with her head turned sharply to her right. Her profile is outlined against a plain blue background and her pale skin is tinted with delicate touches of pink. Like many of Madrazo's portraits, this painting emphasizes the model's beauty and the artist's remarkable technique, rather than the sitter's identity.


[Probably N. Mitchell, London, sold to Clark, 19 Jan. 1935, as Girl’s portrait]; Robert Sterling Clark (1935–55); Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 1955.

Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta

Spanish, 1841–1920

Woman in White

c. 1880

Oil on canvas

28 3/8 x 23 9/16 in. (72.1 x 59.8 cm)

Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1935